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Ultimate Upwork Guide: Tips And Advice From A Top Rated Freelancer

Everything Ends Sometime

Always keep an eye out for your next opportunity, realizing that every contract or project must end.

How to ... and our discussion

Feel free to comment on anything.  I’m self taught and have a lot to learn too, knowledge gaps to fill.  But this also gives a unique perspective.

Spotting Your Clients

Its a dance between two parties.  You have to find Your Clients.  Not Everyone is your client, and you have to know when to avoid the wrong one.

Don't think you'll work less. You are your worst boss.

There seems to be a natural life cycle to every client, and its important to realize when a contract is ending.

Even more so than when you work at a company you need to become involved in a professional organization.  It will help keep you sharp and relevant. Organizations offer networking and fill the social gap you’ll find as you no longer have coworkers.

I recommend the Freelancers Union.

A local chamber of commerce can also help with the solitude, as well as conferences in your industry.

Freelancers Union

You're your own company so now what?

I suggest adding legitimacy to your work and branding yourself with an LLC. It can be taxed as a sole proprieter or a partnership.   It can also provide your protections from lawsuits that may arise.  Incfile.com is a great option to incorporate and sets you up in any state.  

incorporate

Book Keeping

Now that you’re a company you need to understand your cash flow and accounting. Bench.co is who I have found to handle book keeping.

Banking

You need a business checking account but you don’t need fees for banking. I’ve found Azlo Bank to be the answer.

business checking

Invoicing

Azlo offers banking services but for processing payments and to offer clients a third party for disputes I recommend a business Paypal account. Invoicing is easy and transparent.

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